WikiLeaks given $1.3m in 2010, and Julian Assange pays himself two thirds of the salary budget

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UK Daily Mail
December 25, 2010

The main financial arm of online whistleblower WikiLeaks, the Germany-based Wau Holland Foundation, says it has collected about $1.3 million in donations in 2010, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal.

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Wau Holland is the major financial provider for WikiLeaks, the Journal reports.

It has established a Greenpeace-like system of salary payments, as WikiLeaks attempts to legitimise its organisation by moving away from purely volunteer-based work.

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Founder Julian Assange has raked in around $86,000 in salary this year, and Wau Holland has paid more than $130,000 in salaries to the entire WikiLeaks staff.

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